January 03, 2012
Steve Forbes With Rick Perry and Massive Crowds In Sioux City, Iowa
Gov. Rick Perry sits with Steve Forbes, right, gestures during a campaign stop at the Stoney Creek Inn
Perry's son is also the one laughing really hard sitting near Rick Perry.
Sioux City, Iowa
Rick Perry: Iowa caucuses only the beginning of 'marathon' GOP race
As a distance runner before being slowed by back problems, the Texas governor said...... "I finished my marathon, and I expect to finish this marathon as well." He said conservatives "don't have to settle for something less than what your values are."
Reporting from Sioux City, Iowa— Facing weak poll numbers and the very real possibility of a bottom-tier finish in Iowa's kickoff caucuses, Rick Perry on Monday likened the 2012 Republican presidential contest to a marathon that was still in its first mile.
Speaking to supporters in the faux-rustic lobby of a modern hotel near the banks of the Missouri River, Perry said the early stages of a long race are often misleading, and he predicted that other candidates would "hit the wall" later on.
A distance runner before being slowed by back problems, the Texas governor said, "I finished my marathon, and I expect to finish this marathon as well." He said conservatives "don't have to settle for something less than what your values are."
Perry predicted that "every day that goes by, we're going to get stronger," and he called himself the only GOP contender who could combine an outsider message with, "more importantly," an "ability to raise the money to go all the way through."
Wild Thing's comment..........
I love these videos of the speeches Anita and Rick make. They are very natural and sincere and genuine. Perry is great at joking with people too which makes others feel comfortable.
Posted by Wild Thing at January 3, 2012 04:55 AM
I was watching the news last night on the Iowa Caucus. They were talking to a woman who is now going to support Rick Santorum. She said she always wanted Santorum but now she'll support him because he has a chance of winning. If I get this right, she always wanted him but wouldn't support him unless he had a chance of winning.
That's the problem with many voters out there. Rather than support the candidate you believe to be the best, they'll support the one they think will win. What they're doing is allowing the media to cast their vote. The media knows many people want to pick a winner so they'll prop up who they want to win at that time. Too many voters are fools and the MSM plays them as such.
Posted by: BobF at January 3, 2012 07:40 AM
Bob, I am so glad you shared about this woman. I agree with you so much, that is exactly what is the problem. Too many waiting to see who has a chance instead of who they believe in.
Thank you sooooo much for saying what you did. I have never seen anything like this to this extent before. People have complained since Obama was elected and yet when a candidate comes along they say they like they will not support them unless they have a chance. I can just imagine what those people are like as a fan of a sports team. sheesh.
Posted by: Wild Thing at January 4, 2012 11:05 AM